Podcast: RESOURCING- Feature Conversation: Josh Reeves

February 23, 2022

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by guest co-host Dr. Jeff Ploegstra (professor of biology). Together we interview Dr. Josh Reeves, Director of the Samford Center for Science and Religion at Samford University, and author of the book Redeeming Expertise, Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church (Baylor, 2021). Among the topics we discuss:

  • How to make sense of the crisis of expertise in which we find ourselves – is there a way to redeem expertise?
  • Distinguishing three forms of expertise, and placing scientific expertise in perspective
  • How knowledge is always a communal project, requiring us to trust others and to cultivate communities of critical thinking.
  • On the possibilities and limitations of science, what science does well and what it can’t do

Read the in All things book review by Jeff Ploegstra here: https://inallthings.org/scientists-arent-hostile-alien-priests-a-review-of-redeeming-expertise/

Follow Dr. Reeves: https://twitter.com/joshareeves

Buy the book: https://www.baylorpress.com/9781481316156/redeeming-expertise/  

About the Authors
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

  • Jeff Ploegstra serves as a Professor of Biology at Dordt University.

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